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Chimbu native Justin Olam (second from left, second row) celebrating with team-mates after crowning the 2020 premiership champions. He scored the opening try and his Melbourne Storm team brushed off a late comeback by the Penrith Panthers to win the NRL 2020 grand final 26-20. There was also no disputing the greatness and immortality of Storm legend Cameron Smith (holding the trophy) in the victory, scoring a try himself and converting 10 points.


  • Hang on – he didn’t score a try; he was instrumental in the Storm scoring an early penalty try. He was hardly seen after that.

    • Mate, He would have certainly scored that try. However, his opposite was illegally knocked/kicked the ball out of his hands with his leg, thus awarding him the penalty try. Hence, he scored that penalty try! What do you mean he didin’t score a try??? His (JO) 2 line breaks was the highest as mentioned by NRL. Overall he was rated 6/10 where as his outside man/mate’s performance was rated 5.5. Stop this bullcrap or you go back to you old age cave with this hate feelings!

    • He scored a penalty try.
      He was strong in defence.
      Olam is still our PNG hero. Period!

  • Justin Olam would have score another try or assist his team mates to score tries if the ball was on his side. 90% of the ball game was on his opposite flank from which Suliasi scored two tries. Otherwise he and his mates did their best to win this Grand Final. Congratulations to the Melbourne Storm for being the 2020 premiership winners.

  • Rufus,
    probably you should’ve put a better try. lol
    Man got a premiership ring and you?
    “go na putim try lo stron bliu”

    inap lo jeles pasin

  • Justin you have created a history that will live on! Only one out of a thousand PNG players will make it through and you are THAT ONE!

    Credits back to the Maker for Justin!

    • Bro, Marcus Bai was in exactly the same position JO is today, all credit to the 2 men for making it right from the villages of PNG. Others mentioned by commentators were aussie based.

  • With out a team JO will be hopeless. Lets not put the other players down . They all contributed and JO applied his skill to be outstanding in pushing his team forward to victory. Lets look positively on the other side rather then be closed.

  • JO is our hero ,He scored a penalty try and he should score second or third But lucky na bal no kam lo side blo em.
    All PNG citizens should be proud of him, maybe next year and so on a lot png boys will have chance to play in NRL clubs believe or not.
    Because of JO’s performance .

  • Justin Olam is a hero and also sets the example right for our kids in PNG. He has successfully succeed in his education and NRL grand final victory.

    He has balance the two..I am very proud of him.. Congratulations JO.

    God bless.

  • JO just another MB…..yu did it just like MB….Only two PNGans to got that far. Congratulations real Heroes for upcoming young guns of png

  • He is fully favored by his country fellow mates. All your country men have been at your back. we ignite the the heat here in PNG, you just fly in there! im proud of you JO.

  • Yes it’s a penalty try… but Olam would still score if the ball wasn’t kicked out off his hands…Congrats JO you made it for Png

  • My prediction was right in saying he would put a opening try but later on the players avoided him holding a ball. Otherwise he would put two tries.

  • JO is JO. He is his own man, he is not MB. You did well champ.
    Congratulations on your achievement. After 38 NRL first grade games and you are crowned the champion.
    You deserve it, your Hardwork, perseverance, dedication and commitment paid off.

  • Penrith was concentrating there attack on the right side as they know how lethal in defense and attack Ado Carr and Olam is.

  • Congrats to J.O.and his Storms team mates.
    He become the fourth Papua New Guinean to play in the NRL Grand Final, but first Papua New Guinean to Score in a Grand Final.
    He is an Hero.
    Rufus Chuckabutty stop being jelouse as you can not even play like J.O.

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